Marvin Dike

Marvin is a PowerScore student who is blogging about his experiences preparing for the LSAT. Contact Marvin at: Twitter @marvin_nnamdi Instagram: Marvin.Dike

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My LSAT Reflection

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Note: PowerScore student Marvin Dike is blogging about his comprehensive and detailed study methodology so that our readers can learn from his experience. Make sure you read Make sure you read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

 

So my LSAT journey is over. Finally. I just want to give you guys a little rundown of my test day experience, my mentality, a handful of things I learned, a few tips, and some things I would have done differently if I could start the whole process over knowing what I know now. 

 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

My LSAT Regimen, Part 4

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Note: PowerScore student Marvin Dike is blogging about his comprehensive and detailed study methodology so that our readers can learn from his experience. Make sure you read Make sure you read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

 

For my last breakdown of my study regimen I will take you into what I do every single day, along with some tips about how I handle the pressure and anxiety and my mindset.

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My LSAT Regimen, Part 3

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Note: PowerScore student Marvin Dike is blogging about his comprehensive and detailed study methodology so that our readers can learn from his experience. Make sure you read Part 1 and Part 2.

Back again for part 3 of the LSAT regimen. I hope you enjoyed part 2 that broke down the best possible way to master Logic Games. Here we are to talk about the skills that are rewarded in Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning.

Reading Comprehension

The skill that the LSAT makers reward you for having..... BEYOND understanding VIEWSTAMP and all the wonderful teaching PowerScore has showed us, what they reward you for having is SHORT TERM MEMORY. Now that may seem obvious. And you may think that this skill cannot be strengthened, but it can.

But before I break that down...

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Reading Comprehension, LSAT Prep

My LSAT Prep Regimen, Part 2

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Note: PowerScore student Marvin Dike is blogging about his comprehensive and detailed study methodology so that our readers can learn from his experience. Make sure you read Part 1!

Congrats! You finished the Power Score class or you finished reading all the PowerScore Bibles, so you're ready to take the LSAT soon right?!!?

WRRROOOONNNNGGGGG.

All you have really done is gotten a grasp of the foundational curriculum, you haven't mastered it. You understand conditional logic, you can read a question stem properly, you know how to approach a reading comp passage. Not close to mastering any of it to be honest. If you're okay walking into that test without mastering it then be my guest and best of luck. My 5 year old niece knows how to read and knows how to sound out words but she hasn't *mastered* reading. You have a foundation to build on, so let’s build shall we?

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep

My LSAT Prep Regimen—Part 1

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First things first a little about myself, I am out of college and graduated in 2013, I'm 27 years old, I have no kids (to my knowledge), and I have a fantastic support system around me. I'm from Houston Texas, the greatest city in the world (go Astros). My undergrad GPA leaves a lot to be desired, so I know that if I want to get into a solid law school, I'll have to crush my LSAT. I'm not trying to get into an Ivy League school or even a top 25 school. Realistically, a school in the top 50 range would be ideal for me. 

I have been in contact with Dave Killoran on Twitter since January of 2017, asking him random questions about the LSAT, bouncing ideas off of him about my prep and patterns that I saw on many LSAT tests, and getting feedback from him. He has been integral to my understanding and my progress.  I took PowerScore's full in-person prep course from December 17, 2016 to February 2, 2017 and I loved it. The professor I had was amazing. I plan on taking the September LSAT in 2017, so I am still on my grind just like everyone else. Through our months of conversations I've given some constructive criticism of PowerScore, pointed out what I loved about the class, and what I do to improve. He felt that what I was sharing was valuable enough to be blogged about. So here I am. 

Many of the things I've learned took me 2 months to fully grasp. Many sleepless nights, many days forgetting to eat, hours reading blogs and doing research, many missed questions and overlooked assumptions. Let my pain and agony be the shining light in your path. 

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Topics: LSAT Prep